The five most popular CNN.com stories during the last 24 hours, according to NewsPulse:
"Extreme case of neglect": Police responding to a call of a domestic dispute at a Marietta, Georgia, house on Monday encountered a shocking scene: A 5-year-old girl weighing nearly 160 pounds, her teeth rotting, her skin covered in spider bites. Her 4-year-old sister was lying on a filthy mattress, wearing only a urine-soaked diaper. The children are now in state custody. The parents are in trouble.
10 'vices' that do you good: Admit it, you thought that daily cup of Joe was killing you, right? Turns out it may help with lowering the risks for dementia and Alzheimer's. How cool is that? Well, it depends on how you feel about the other nine good "vices."
"Fagetaboutit" may be a great password: You know that nonsensical eight-letter password that you thought was so ingenious and hacker-proof ? Fagetaboutit. The 12-character era of online security is upon us, says a report published this week by Georgia Tech.
Florida officials probe maritime whodunit: A $550,000 gold bar that had been on display in a maritime museum for 25 years vanished in a matter of minutes Wednesday as two thieves grabbed it and walked out, authorities say. Police and FBI officials in Key West, Florida, are trying to identify the two men, captured on video, who walked into the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum gallery room.
Egg recall reaches half billion: The number of eggs recalled in a nationwide salmonella scare has grown to more than half a billion. Iowa egg producer Hillandale Farms is voluntarily recalling some 170.4 million eggs distributed to stores and companies that service, or are located in, 14 states, a spokeswoman at the Egg Safety Center said on Friday.